Reporting the Crime to Authorities
Victims are encouraged to report the crime to authorities for many reasons, including:
- Many crime victim compensation programs require immediate reporting to police;
- Statistics show that crimes reported sooner, rather than later, have higher arrest rates; and
- Authorities may be able to direct victims to further assistance.
Please note that although all crime victims are encouraged to report the crime, not everyone will feel comfortable entering the judicial process. The choice about whether or not to report belongs to the victim. Reporting is not required to receive crisis counseling or medical care.
Listed below are some off-campus resources that provide services for victims as they are deciding to report the crime:
- Irvine Police Department – 949-724-7000
- Hoag Hospital Irvine – 16200 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine; 949-517-3000
- Kaiser Permanente Hospital – 6640 Alton Parkway, Irvine; 949-932-5000
- Sexual Assault Victim Services for South Orange County – 949-752-1971
- Rape Crisis Hotline –24-Hour Counseling – 714-957-2737 or 949-831-9110